With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Lead Testing Information

Our school is committed to protecting student, teacher, and staff health. The district recently began testing water within our school in accordance with regulations adopted on July 13, 2016 by the State of New Jersey Board of Education. The regulations mandate testing for lead in drinking water in all public schools throughout New Jersey, reporting the results of testing, and any remedial actions required.

> View Results for YMCA Preschool @Monmouth Reform Temple 

For more information about reducing lead exposure around your home and the health effects of lead, visit EPA’s website, www.epa.gov/lead, call the National Lead Information Center at 800-424-LEAD, or contact your local health care provider.

  • Freehold Child Care
    Discover a world of education and enrichment! The Freehold YMCA provides safe and secure child care for infants, toddlers, pre-school & pre-K (Ages 6 weeks to 5 years).
  • Freehold School Age Child Care
    School Age Child Care extends your child's learning day in a fun and meaningful way! With a focus on character development and healthy living, children experience academic, physical and social activities under the supervision of positive, caring role models.
  • Matawan Preschool Expansion
    The YMCA of Greater Monmouth's Child Achievement Center in Matawan provides high-quality, educational children’s programs in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Y Academy | K-6 Education Partner
  • Y-Kids Before & After School Care
    School Age Child Care extends your child's learning day in a fun and meaningful way! With a focus on character development and healthy living, children experience academic, physical and social activities under the supervision of positive, caring role models.

healthy-uA leader in childhood obesity prevention, the Y is committed to keeping kids active. Through a partnership with The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the Healthy U health & physical activity initiative is incorporated in all YMCA of Greater Monmouth County Preschool and School Age programs for youth.

Healthy U is designed to combat childhood obesity by instituting behavioral changes in children using a multi-pronged approach that includes nutrition education, increased physical activity and a family focus. Learn more about the Healthy U program and CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health).

Child Care Event Calendar

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Child Obesity Awareness Month
Child Obesity Awareness Month
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Child Obesity Awareness Month
About 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition. The following tips will not only help families live healthier together but also help prevent childhood[...]
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Welcoming Week
Welcoming Week
Sep 10 – Sep 19 all-day
Welcoming Week
Join Welcoming America, YMCAs,  and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity.  More information to come!
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Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Sep 22 all-day
Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence, and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Check to see if you’re at risk of falling with NCOA’s Falls Free CheckUp tool.  
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